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Estimating the prevalence of drug abuse in ilam using capture-recapture method

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(2015) Estimating the prevalence of drug abuse in ilam using capture-recapture method. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. pp. 194-199. ISSN 17359279 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Drug-addicted people are hard to reach populations. Accurate estimation of these populations is of great benefit in conducting prevention and intervention programs. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of drug abuse in Ilam, Iran. Materials and methods: Data was collected from two sources including a hospital and Ilam Welfare Organization. Individual characteristics were collected based on existing records. Then drug abuse population and its prevalence was estimated using capture-recapture method. Results: There were 609 people found to be addicted (237 in Ilam Welfare Organization and 372 in hospital). The size of hidden population was 5917. The prevalence of drug abuse among total population and over 15 years old were 2.77 95% CI: (1.5-4.0) and 3.57% (95% CI: 1.9-5.2), respectively. Conclusion: Findings revealed that the prevalence of drug abuse was relatively high especially in people aged over 15 years old. Therefore, serious attention of authorities and policymakers of social programs are required in injury prevention. © 2015, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Khorshidi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Moradi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Shakiba, M.UNSPECIFIED
Rahmani, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Capture-recapture Drug abuse Prevalence adolescent Article drug dependence human Iran
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Page Range: pp. 194-199
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 25
Number: 124
ISSN: 17359279 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1448

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